For Sean Taylor’s Family, Foreclosures and a Story That Just Gets Sadder

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 8:53 am

The Florida house that former Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor bought for his family, and where he was shot and killed by an intruder, is headed for foreclosure. And his mother is struggling to hold on to her own home as well, The Washington Post reports.

When Taylor died without a will on Nov. 27, 2007, the bulk of his $5.8 million estate went to his daughter, Jackie Taylor, now 3, who lives with her mother, Taylor’s high school sweetheart, Jackie Garcia, in Coral Gables, Fla. Taylor’s mother did not get a penny. Nor did his grandmother, great-grandmother, two of his half-siblings or any of the cousins or relatives who had grown accustomed to his largesse.

The result, for his mother, Donna Junor, has been a new hardship:

In Junor’s case, she was left with possessions that carry costs and fees that she says exceed her income as a substitute teacher. She could not pay the real-estate taxes last year on the townhouse she bought in 2005 with $222,000 her son had given her. Another tax bill is due at the end of November. She hasn’t paid her homeowners association dues in months. The lawyers have begun chasing.

Sean Taylor’s story was always a sad one, a young man who lost his life far too soon. He died a day after he was shot while confronting burglars in his home. That his $900,000 house is facing foreclosure, and that his mom could lose her home as well, only adds to the sadness. It’s also a reminder that behind the numbers of the foreclosure crisis are real and complicated stories of pain, loss, and homes that once represented someone’s achievements and dreams, taken back by the bank.



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Comment posted September 30, 2009 @ 1:20 pm

So glad that you did this story indeed.

It is gut-wrenching how this story has developed, and speaks more on a intra-family grimness instead of the obviously foreclosure pain.

And it speaks to the heartlessness of Jackie Garcia, and how despicable she is. That she leave her own lovers' mother in the cold like this is brutal like no other.

Comment posted September 30, 2009 @ 5:22 pm

Man this is crazy , putting a old lady out of her home! Man we will be glad to assist you in a site to show off all the Nice Homes is all areas
Foreclosures. We will be following this story with all good people.

Comment posted October 1, 2009 @ 2:27 am

Seans mother knows she cant afford the expensive house so she should get out. her son was was generous to her and she should have been smart about the allowence he has given her.

slug should ask why jackies garcia didnt give money to her mother. All the money is for sean taylors daugheter by previous articles i read. jackie garcia isnt crying broke

Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 7:13 pm

Sean's sister received a insurance payout from Sean's deaf why won't she help her own mother? Hmmm!!!!!! something is wrong with that picture. those people are greedy and caniving and jackie garcia owes them nothing!!!!!!

Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 1:53 pm

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Comment posted June 23, 2010 @ 7:31 am

The lifestyle of people in New York is influenced to a great extent by the metropolitan culture and commercial features of the city. Like any other big city, New York also has its share of legal practices with some very good experienced lawyers.

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